Nutella Microwave Mug Cakes

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Nutella Mug Cake! Warm and gooey.. it's like a hug in a mug for one!! <3

How to Make Nutella Microwave Mug Cakes

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Are you a Nutella fan? If so, you’re really going to love this Nutella Mug Cake recipe!! It makes a perfect quick snack, and it’s so decadent! The best part of this is that you can throw it together very quickly and it cooks in the microwave!

Make sure you use a really large mug for this or even a small bowl because it does bubble up a bit.  You will need to try it out a couple of times to get the timing right for your own microwave because they vary so much!

Note:  I used to put oil in this recipe when I made it but I soon realized it was unnecessary.


Items you’ll need for this recipe

* Coffee Mug * Nutella * Flour * 

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4 from 3 votes
Prep Time:
1 min
Cook Time:
1 min
Total Time:
2 mins
Author: Holly
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mug cake
Are you a Nutella fan? If so, you’re really going to love this Nutella Mug Cake recipe!! It makes a perfect quick snack, and it’s so decadent!
  • 4 Tablespoons Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 4 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa
  • 3 Tablespoons Nutella
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
  1. Mix the dry ingredients in your mug or small bowl.
  2. Add the egg and stir. Finally, add in the Nutella, vanilla, and milk.
  3. Microwave on high for 60 seconds… check the cake and if needs to be microwaved and additional 15 seconds.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 701, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 18g, Cholesterol: 165mg, Sodium: 103mg, Potassium: 686mg, Carbohydrates: 114g, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 80g, Protein: 14g, Vitamin A: 5.9%, Calcium: 22.1%, Iron: 33.2%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Here are a few more recipes you’ll love

* Gooey Chocolate Pudding Cake * Pecan Pie Cake * Nutella Frosting *


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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

34 comments on “Nutella Microwave Mug Cakes”

  1. Made a huge mess in my microwave…. A mug is not enough, use a bowl instead…

  2. Super tasty but the top half cooked, the bottom half was still liquid, was in microwave for 1min 30sec, time to play around with timing and maybe a bowl instead a mug

    • Yes, you may have to play with the microwave timing a little because there is a HUGE variance in power. Mine was done in about 65 seconds. You don’t want to overcook the cake, as you want it a little “fudgy” in the middle! Enjoy Lorna!

  3. Is the batter supposed to be liquidy or thick?

  4. Hi do you have to use 4 tablespoons sugar or can you add less so it fits your liking because I don’t like my things very sweet

  5. Loved this a looooot! Best mug cake so far! Took only one spoon of sugar though, which was more than enough for me

  6. I loved this recipe. Worked so well and was delicious!

  7. This was soooo delicious. I followed the recipe exactly and it made more than enough for two people. It took a little longer than stated. After 60 seconds, it was still too gooey so I put it in another 25 seconds and it was perfect. I used a big mug, about 20 oz. I will be making this again. Some ice-cream or whip cream would be the perfect accompaniment. Awesome, thanks for sharing!!

  8. Super yummy BUT within the first 30 seconds it exploded in the microwave and I had to clean the excess batter

    I would put something over top

  9. Just ate it…. delicious!!!! Perfect for chocolate cravings! I had to stop it after 30 seconds because it made a big mess in the microwave (my bad, didnt use a mug big enough…) so i put it in a bowl and baked it another 30 seconds….. Perfection in a mug !!! Wow!

  10. Can you do it without the cocoa powder? I can’t seem to find any anywhere.

  11. The top half was delicious but by the time I got to the middle it was too gooey. I would defintely make again

  12. I just tried this, but my bf is anti-microwave. So, instead, I used a 2 cup pyrex glass bowl and preheated the oven to 350. I just kept an eye on it until it was baked through. Came out delicious! Unfortunately the oven in our apt is incredibly old and inefficient, so it took like 45 minutes. Next time I do it, I’m gonna try it in our toaster oven, My guess is it’ll take half the time.

  13. Itdidn’t cook all the way and it overflowed in the mug… any suggestions?

  14. Do you just heat it or bake it in the microwave for 60seconds?

  15. Substituted 1 tablespoon coconut flour for the 4 tablespoons regular flour to make it gluten free, turned out amazingly :)

  16. Ooooooh, yes I’m gonna make these on my birthday ^_^

  17. What can I use as a substitute for egg?

  18. So good!
    To top it off I put a spoon full of marshmellow fluff. Amazing.

  19. Can i make this in normal oven in tray? looks amazing,but i dont own a microwave

  20. So, I didn’t have any Nutella, but couldn’t wait to give this a try. I threw in some peanut butter instead, and ended up with a pretty tasty Reese’s cake!

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